RB Mike Davis - Carolina Panthers

5-9, 217Born: 2-19-1993College: South CarolinaDrafted: Round 4, pick 2015

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Week 15: vs Seattle Seahawks

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FBG says: Neutral matchup. Christian McCaffrey remains a sheer fantasy monster on volume alone, though it's worth noting that he's mired in a bit of a rushing slump. He hasn't topped 70 yards since Week 10, averaging just 3.8 per carry over that span. Still, it's worth noting that he faced relatively strong run defenses in all four of those games. All things considered, he's done quite well to produce what he has in the Panthers' scattershot offense. Even with the passing game coughing up turnovers left and right - and the offense seeing less touchdown opportunity - McCaffrey remains fantasy's top player week over week. He's the absolute engine of the franchise, ceding just six snaps over the past five weeks, and he draws most of the high-leverage opportunity near the goal line. For many reasons, no matchup can truly contain him. The Seahawks sit below league average in run defense, giving up 4.6 yards per rush and 15 touchdowns through 13 games. But it has to be noted how skewed those numbers are by a handful of chunk runs - and that this unit is currently on a major upswing. Since Nick Chubb ripped off a pair of long-gainers back in Week 6, lead runners have averaged just 3.5 per carry and 49 a game. That stretch has included impressive work against the likes of Mark Ingram (12 for 46), Dalvin Cook (9 for 29), and Todd Gurley just last week (23 for 79). Armed with a powerful rotation of interior linemen and sturdy linebacking, this front seven has morphed into one of the league's most imposing groups. Still, the catalyst has arguably been new Seahawk Jadeveon Clowney, who's long been a quietly dominant force against the run. His edge-setting ability makes life even easier for Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright, both of whom continue to grade as solid run-stoppers. There's no definitive answer for shutting down Christian McCaffrey, who's always a massive threat when fed the ball, even in his current mini-slump. But the Seattle run defense presents yet another daunting task, and it's hard to project much per-rush productivity for Sunday.

Recent Stats and Projections

WEEKOPPoSNAPRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumLPts
11 vs ATL 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
12 at NO 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
13 vs WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
14 at ATL 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
15 vs SEA PROJ-Bloom * 0 * * 0.0 * * * *

Weekly Performance vs RB 1, RB 12, RB 24, RB 36

Percentile ranks

Mike Davis's percentile rank in each category, among RB with more than 50 fantasy points.

Recent Game Summaries

2019 Week 2 vs DEN (3 / 1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)

Mike Davis worked in the second drive of the game behind David Montgomery after leading the backfield last week. Davis played minimally in the game and only had three carries to Montgomery's 18. His fantasy status cannot be trusted heading into week three.

2019 Week 1 vs GB (5 / 19 / 0 rush, 7 / 6 / 17 / 0 rec)

Mike Davis was the leading rusher in the Chicago backfield but struggled to get running room against an improved Green Bay defense in a home loss in week one. Davis the first series and finished with 41 snaps compared to 28 from rookie David Montgomery and notably played ahead of Montgomery in the two-minute drill offense. Both Davis and Montgomery played less than Cohen, but Cohen had more slot receiver usage than traditional running back positional alignment. The backfield looks like a committee between Davis and Montgomery with Cohen's snaps more focused as a receiver and faces a tough test at Denver in week two.

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Schedule

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16@ Indianapolis Colts
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